VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fore what is essentially a light beer in all but name, it’s not bad. There’s a bit of a mealy aftertaste but it goes down crisp and refreshing without being overly watery. Better straight from a cold bottle, because, really, there’s nothing you want to see or smell about it.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp, malty aroma is typical of a lager, but doesn’t scream "gluten-free." Pours a rather wan yellow with not much of a white head that quickly takes its leave. Flavor has a nice malty note and a hint of fruit, with a subtle hoppy undertone - not much going on here. Smooth texture lacks somewhat in both fizz and firmness. Still, a good effort. One of these days, someone will brew a truly good gluten-free beer.
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear golden yellow color. Light white head. Aroma is grainy, slightly sour and off with a light pepper nose. Flavor is light grains, bitter, with a tiny bit of sweetness.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light pour, negligible head. Aroma is weird. Taste is soapy, corn, and something.
degbert (1677) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a pretty standard yellow-gold with a high, finegrained head. The nose is almost all fruit -- apple and peach with a touch of honey and malt syrup. Sweet on the palate, with more fruity notes, but surprisingly decent; it finishes like a typical lager, though slightly flat. I might not have known it was gluten-free, and that’s high praise.
rougeau13 (2592) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, pale golden yellow with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grain, corn, skunk and grass. Taste is sweetened corn flakes with a very minor hop element. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow, good head. Appears like most domestic pale lagers.. Nose is a bit skunky, lemon, earthy, and believe it or not a hint of coffee. Actually has some good flavors. Lemon, wheat, and a sweet honey-citrus on the end.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours straw with white head. Barn yard nose. Aroma of betrayal, as the label did NOT mention it being gluten-free. Tastes like a beer gone bad.
EithCubes (5614) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sweet lemony citrus in the nose with a little PNW dry hopping, very enticing, with a super pale yellow pour with a short white head. Crisp, stern full lager body, hard but not unforgiving, and the sunniness helps soften things a bit. Taste is clean and fresh, light lemony citrus with faint breadiness at the end but it’s hard water sailing to that point, there’s only some fizziness in the flat-leaning feel, and despite the Pilsner airs the better descriptor is definitely ’Premium Lager’.
Overall ’OK’, but a gluten-free offering I’d be ecstatic about finding if I had celiac -- it actually tastes like beer!
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
More than I thought but at the same time lacking a lot. REally light in body and color. Slide off the tongue not leaving much impression.